WALLPAPER vs. The Real Thing

 

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I am a huge fan of wallpaper, so when I stumble across great pieces like this I get very excited.  If you are trying to achieve the same effect, look no further.  Studio Ditte has a wide selection of vibrant pieces that would look terrific in your home.  Great nursery ideas too! Check out their selection, you won’t be disappointed.

DIY PAINTINGS

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Trying to find the right artwork for your space can be quite challenging at times, especially when you are working on a budget. For those of you who want to spice up your living space without the added costs, try doing it yourself or perhaps pawning it off to a friend if they are willing. I have been on the hunt for these Anne Siems prints for some time now. I decided if I couldn’t find them, I’d have to make them. I picked up some white frames from Homesense ($14.99 each), and sized watercolour paper I had lying around from some previous art class to fit the frame.  After a long night and a couple glasses of wine…Voila!

When Modern and Traditional Meet

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Quincy Bed sale : C$2,139.00 – C$2,579.00 C$1,711.20 – C$2,063.20
Felix Accent Table:  C$299.00
Leah Antique Brass Buffet Lamp: C$649.00
White Sunburst Mirror: C$289.00- C$231.20
Nadine Chest: C$1,959.00 – C$2,199.00
Fretwork Dhurrie Rug, Navy: C$309.00 – C$1,649.00 C$247.00 – C$1,319.00

I fell in love with this bed the first time I laid eyes on it.  It’s bold curvy design and black sleek look has just the right modern traditional and country appeal. Naturally, I had to create a room to showcase this lovely piece.  The great thing about this bed is that its style is so versatile.  That being said, I wanted to create a modern traditional feel.  To achieve this look, I made sure that the majority of the room was comprised of modern elements.  Geometric patterns, cool colours and sleek designs juxtaposed with more traditional pieces such as the dresser and the lamp.  I think it looks fantastic.  What do you think?

Prepping For Easter

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Greek Easter bread (tsoureki) finally done and tastes absolutely delicious!!! I also chose to dye my eggs this year using natural ingredients. A more cost friendly and healthier option for sure. Really loved this idea, and next year I am definitely going to try more colours. Have a look and let me know what you think. Thanks to Loveandcupcakesblog.com helping me out!

Basket Crazy

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Looks like I checked in during the right time.  Homesense basket inventory has a great selection of different sizes and styles that make for terrific accents around the home.  You can show off your closets and use these pretty baskets as storage to hide  your kids toys and books.  Have a look at some of my great finds. I’m going back tomorrow to pick up that rustic basket I left behind (bottom right hand corner).  Not sure what I was thinking, but I will be baking this week and it will make for a great gift basket. Wouldn’t you agree?

Homesense delight

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Today being a beautiful day and all, I decided to go visit my favourite retail furniture store and find out what’s new. To my delight, I found some pretty pillows, yay! and also stumbled upon this cute little kitchen apron that I just couldn’t resist. After all, it is Greek Easter weekend and I will be baking this week. So why not bake in style?